Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. hollywood fantasy made real. no wonder we're all transfixed. harry houdini, evel knievel, david blaine, showmen all, but what separates daredevils from mere stunt men may be the backdrop. the tightrope walker perched over niagara falls is as compelling in 2012 as it was in 1876 or a man-made wonder, a bridge or a building or a pair of buildings. philippe petit, the "man on a wire," whose flight of fancy is all the more poignant because that wonder is gone. like petit, felix baumgartner spent years planning this jump just as others are now planning what may be the next great frontier, a journey to the center of the earth, jules verne for real to study the origins of life. less than a century ago, pilots were daredevils. >> lindbergh and "the spirit of st. louis." >> reporter: charles lind berg and amelia earhart pushing boundaries that now we take for granted. without neal armstrong, there'd be no felix baumgartner. >> that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: of course, baumgartner's giant leap didn't defy gravity. he submitted to gravity all the way down.
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
on the november cover in nothing but a pair of skip-tight slacks. >>> magician david blaine's latest stunt made him a lightning rod for criticism online. fans can watch live on youtube as blaine spends three straight days standing in a one-million volt man made lightning storm while wearing a metal suit. a 69-year-old physics professor says the trick is so tame he would do it himself but he would need to take a nap. >>> and jay-z and beyonce brought down the house with their last concert in brooklyn. hometown hero jay-z even took the subway to the show where the couple had a duet including "young forever" and "crazy in love." >>> 8:04 right now. let's go back outside to savannah and willie. >> thank you, natalie. let's go to maria larosa to find out what is the temperature. maybe she knows. >> ask a professional. >> a little chilly in new york city, feeling the breeze, but we have a great crowd to take on new york's chill. the question is, are you? we'll look at lima, ohio, to wlio, sunny, cool and 56 degrees. we have some bright sunshine obviously not going to do a whole lot in a lot of spots
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
's november cover in nothing but a pair of skin tight slacks. >>> magician david blaine's latest stunt has made him a lightning rod for criticism online. fans can watch live on youtube as blaine spends three straight days standing in a 1 million volt manmade lightning storm while wearing a metal suit. a 69-year-old physics professor says the trick is so tame he'd do it himself, but he would need to take a nap. >>> and jay-z and his wife beyonce brought down the house with their final concert this weekend to open the new barclay center in brooklyn. he even took the subway to the show where the couple performed "young forever" and "crazy in love." cool concert all right. 8:04. now back outside to savannah and willie. >> let's check in with maria i larosa to ask her what the temperature is. >> a little bit chilly, a hardy crew ready to take on the chill. let's take a look at lima, ohio, our pick city. wlio, sunny and cool and 56 right sunshine obviously not going to do a whole lot in a lot of spots because we are seeing temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below average. take a look where the rain